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Sex vs. Halo

by Critical Commons Manager

In a first season episode of the conformist comedy The Big Bang Theory titled "The Dumpling Paradox" (2007), four CalTech graduate students are so absorbed in a multiplayer game that they miss the opportunity for casual sex with their neighbor and her friends. This scene epitomizes one of the show's central and recurring tropes by which technology and homosocial bonding among science/computer geeks is placed in conflict with heterosexual romance.

The Big Bang Theory competition between Halo 3 and casual sex

Four geeks are so absorbed in the multiplayer video game Halo 3 that they miss an opportunity for sex

from Big Bang Theory, "The Dumpling Paradox" (2007)
Creator: Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady
Distributor: CBS / Warner Brothers
Posted by Critical Commons Manager